The Austrian Federal Railways have placed another order for the delivery of further sets of roller bearing axles to modernize the remaining snow ploughs previously equipped with plain bearings. The production is already in process. The first delivery of roller bearing axles dates back to 2009. "Your product is fantastic, we had no repairs". Quite contrary to the previous plain bearings, which caused a lot of trouble. This special solution for roller bearings fitting in the existing frames had been developped for 52 8055. The total of these roller bearing axles amounts now to 97. For pictures and further information please see the previous news chapters dated September 11, 2009 and March 29, 2010.
Technology and history of the modern 52 8055 are described in a chapter of the all-new German book "Die Baurehe 52.80" (pages 73 bis 81):